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So I thought why not throw up a list of what I would pick for the best five bows
If I were a rich man......to own.
Not going to go into why, but each model has something special to offer and merits a place on the list.
Money is not at all part of the equation in this post.

2023 Tenpoint nitro
Ravin r29x
Excalibur mIcro 380 with cocker
Mission Sub1 Xr
Ravin R10x


Feel free to post up your top five.
The top five most include some bows you dont own.
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This moonized R26 (slowed to my optimal hunting speed of 352 fps with 403 grain arrows simply by putting R29 string and cables on it) is still going strong and trouble free after 3 years of flinging arrows.馃槉
You can have your whizbangers馃檲馃檳馃槅.
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Well somebody ... has to represent the little bows. :p That may be the flagship of slow bows but it's still a S-L-O-W bow.馃槀
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Yep the other speed chasing bows also speed into broken parts like limbs, cables, strings which are a PITA when trying to concentrate on hunting.馃檮
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RavIn R26
Excalibur
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Excalibur
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But what about the Ravin R-26 ? ;)
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Well somebody ... has to represent the little bows. :p That may be the flagship of slow bows but it's still a S-L-O-W bow.馃槀
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Crossbows can be like Sheila's, most like it slow. Oh yea, less maintenance too. :D
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I haven't shot all that many different bows and none of the top of the line from any manufacturer. So this is a list of what intrigues me.
1. burky toxin
That's about it. 馃榿
Having had the chance to shoot it, your intrigue is well placed. Great little bow!
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Crossbows can be like Sheila's, most like it slow. Oh yea, less maintenance too. :D
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Having had the chance to shoot it, your intrigue is well placed. Great little bow!
Yes it is! Next to Jeff's other burky creation I think it was the quietest, easiest to cock bow we had at my house.
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RavIn R26
Excalibur
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Excalibur
RavIn R26
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I like your choices Mr Tom!!馃憤
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1 No press needed
2 Lifetime warranty
3 uncock without shooting
4 Very durable.
5 Inherently accurate
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seems like the SWAT Bow has some followers too.


So the idea behind this thread is really to see what people have currently and the top 5 bows you would pick.

The end result is that it gives a thread for the newbies to dig into and see what the experts...forum members like.
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I only know 2 name brands....Ravin and Mission. BUT....Mission has to be one of the simplest bows out there that you can work on without a press. Just for shear brute force....29X and the 500. I know there are some really good bows like excaliber and 10 pt but just have not had a chance to venture down that hwy yet.
seems like the SWAT Bow has some followers too.


So the idea behind this thread is really to see what people have currently and the top 5 bows you would pick.

The end result is that it gives a thread for the newbies to dig into and see what the experts...forum members like.
"EXPERTS???"... :unsure: :oops: You'd have a difficult time convincing anyone who has been around here for any amount of time that we're "experts." :p馃槀;)
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I had a few requirements. Light. Fit me well. Simple. Quiet. Had to have internal crank. Cost effective. R10 and Wicked Ridge Black Hunter.
Lots of great bows but Excal had no crank too heavy. Mission stock was a poor fit. We all like something different.
i would agree Ravin r10 is prob the best buy for the money right now.
Unless you jump into the classifieds with the same money.
Everyone comes ... to the table with a lifetime of character development. That's on top of their inherited DNA. All that figures into their "buying philosophy." If you broke down the decision into 10 segments like speed, energy, warrantee, initial price, reliability, maintenance cost, durability, quality, company CS, etc., etc., and assigned a score to each segment you'd wind up with hundreds of different "scores." One guy speed = 10 and price = 0. The next guy speed =0 and price = 10. You can see the potential for diverse choices. Now consider the same thing goes for broadheads, arrows, hunting clothes, blinds, treestands, etc. Add it all up and you get a forum and guys debating and helping each other spend their money. :p 馃槀;)
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It boils down to wants.

Just like my truck i paid it off last week. Here i set with a 2017 F150 with a 5.0 and 6 speed tranny that hasn't rolled over 45,000 miles yet. That's in perfect shape that according to Kelly Blue Book Books for $37,000. I'm sure i could go trade it in and drive a new truck off the Lot today, and not have all that much new money in it. But what's it going to do (meaningfully) that my truck won't do nothing is what. There would be 2 reasons in my mind i wanted a new truck or i want to keep up with the Jones :).

Just like my bows i have now. I have never missed a deer wounded a deer or even had to track a deer after i shot them with FOC and SWAT X MAG 37 deer and counting. And i have shot deer out to 60 yards the bulk being 40 ish to 50 ish yards. I have never missed a opportunity to shoot a deer i wanted to kill or missed a min of hunting because of a break down.

So i set here and think whats $3000 for a bow $1500 for a scope and $300 for arrows and broadheads going to get me. Am i going to kill more deer no. Are they going to be bigger Bucks no. Am i going to shoot farther No.

I will be setting here next year with the same amount of meat in the freezer and horns on the wall.

In both cases its wants and there's nothing wrong with wants.
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It boils down to wants.

Just like my truck i paid it off last week. Here i set with a 2017 F150 with a 5.0 and 6 speed tranny that hasn't rolled over 45,000 miles yet. That's in perfect shape that according to Kelly Blue Book Books for $37,000. I'm sure i could go trade it in and drive a new truck off the Lot today, and not have all that much new money in it. But what's it going to do (meaningfully) that my truck won't do nothing is what. There would be 2 reasons in my mind i wanted a new truck or i want to keep up with the Jones :).

Just like my bows i have now. I have never missed a deer wounded a deer or even had to track a deer after i shot them with FOC and SWAT X MAG 37 deer and counting. And i have shot deer out to 60 yards the bulk being 40 ish to 50 ish yards. I have never missed a opportunity to shoot a deer i wanted to kill or missed a min of hunting because of a break down.

So i set here and think whats $3000 for a bow $1500 for a scope and $300 for arrows and broadheads going to get me. Am i going to kill more deer no. Are they going to be bigger Bucks no. Am i going to shoot farther No.

I will be setting here next year with the same amount of meat in the freezer and horns on the wall.

In both cases its wants and there's nothing wrong with wants.
Absolutely true ... BUT ...LOL There's always a "but." ;) Sometimes you just want a new truck ... or bow. :)
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Absolutely true ... BUT ...LOL There's always a "but." ;) Sometimes you just want a new truck ... or bow. :)
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That鈥檚 what I said it鈥檚 about wants:).
I see the R500 made nobody鈥檚 list :unsure: :rolleyes:;)!!
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or the twin strike
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